Greece National Basketball Team

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The Greece national basketball team (Greek: Eθνική Oμάδα Καλαθοσφαίρισης Ελλάδος) represents Greece in international basketball. They are controlled by the Hellenic Basketball Federation, the governing body for basketball in Greece. Greece is currently ranked seventh in the FIBA World Rankings. The national team has appeared eight times at the FIBA World Cup, with their best performance being in 2006 as runners-up, after beating the United States 101–95 in the tournament's semifinal. They have also reached the EuroBasket winning it twice, in 1987 beating the Soviet Union 103–101 in the final in Athens, and in 2005 defeating Germany convincingly by the score of 78–62 in the final in Belgrade. Greece has also won one silver (1989) and two bronze medals (1949, 2009) at EuroBasket, having closely missed a medal on several occasions in world and continental tournaments (4th place in the 1994 and 1998 FIBA World Cups, 4th place in the 1993, 1995, 1997 and 2007 EuroBasket), as well as ending up in fifth place in their last three Olympic appearances (Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008). Between 1990 and 1997, following their consecutive successes at the EuroBasket, the Greeks participated in all major international tournaments but one, with their lowest ranking being at sixth place in the 1990 FIBA World Cup. Greece is the only national team in the world to have defeated the United States during Mike Krzyzewski's era (2005–2016), as the latter had an undefeated record both before and after the 2006 FIBA World Cup semifinal, all major competitions included.
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